Fees and Deadlines

Program Fees


The Workshop fee ranges from $2700 to $2900 (we are offering an early bird enrollment discount!! check deadlines), depending on room choice (see below). This fee covers tuition, six nights in a luxury room, all meals, and two local excursions: (1) a guided tour of a beautiful private villa and a unique museum of ancient stele (mysterious statues dating from several millennia B.C.) in the nearby medieval town of Pontremoli, and (2) a tour of the Gulf of the Poets, one of the loveliest stretches of the Ligurian coast—including a walk around the town and castle of Lerici, a lovely fishing village on the sea. Dinner in local restaurants will be provided as part of both excursions.

Included in the total Workshop fee are all local transportation; lodging (see Room Options) and all meals; and the two local excursions. Additional optional outings, to be offered on a fee-for-service basis, may include a walk on a nearby stretch of the Via Francigena, a visit to a handcrafts center in a nearby village, a visit to a local ethnographic museum, and a visit to the city of Lucca.

Transportation from and to airports and train stations, language instruction, and massage therapy will be offered on a fee-for-service basis.


Room Options


  • Private room with private bath ($2900 all inclusive*.  Early bird enrollment= $2650 all inclusive*)
  • Share a private suite ($2700* .  Early bird enrollment= $2450 all inclusive*)
  • Non-workshop partner of participant ($1800. Early bird enrollment=$1650 all meals plus excursions)


*All inclusive refers to the following: Workshop and private conference; all meals at the inn and elsewhere; local excursions to Gulf of the Poets and Pontremoli; and a tour, reading, and reception at the castle of Castiglione. Additional local excursions will be offered on an as-requested, fee-for-service basis.

Bed and breakfast accommodation before or after the workshop can be arranged in the village of Castiglione del Terziere.



The application deadline is March 31, 2019.

“Early bird” enrollment by February 1, 2019. 

All applications require an initial deposit of $250.

Confirmation of the workshop will be emailed to all participants by April 5. We must have at least 10 participants to run the workshop; no more than 16 will be accepted.

The balance must be paid by April 15 to ensure participation.




Deposits and fees of accepted participants are nonrefundable.

The deposit of applicants who are not accepted will be returned.